UNICEF-SAWM Partnership and Dissemination of Adolescent Voices
Unicef-SAWM India Media Initiative
In order to capture voices on adolescents, UNICEF has partnered with the South Asian Women for Media (SAWM INDIA), a pan-South Asia network of women journalists working in – print, TV, web and radio to cover adolescent stories and voices across India.
What sets this partnership apart from other initiatives in the past, is that we not only facilitated field visits for identified case studies by states but also supported the women journalists to cover field stories of their own choice. Data on adolescents and key areas to focus upon, were shared in a pre-briefing session for all the SAWM INDIA members.
"Journalists at work"
OTV Journalist Kasturi Roy with Roshan Singh, who comes from a very poor family but is slotted to play in the national badminton team
Uma Devi of TV5, Hyderabad, with Gulabsha Khan. SAWM India – Unicef Media Initiative, 2017
Kamalika Sen Gupta with Iqra Rasool
ETV Urdu journalist Shabana Javed with Sandhya Sahu in Mumbai
Married girls aged 15-19 years are twice more likely to die during childbirth, UNICEF reports.
Sarita, 15, and her friend Mali, 14, are nothing short of stars at the middle school in Punsa village, about 25 km from the steel hub of Jamshedpur, in Jharkhand. Earlier this year, the two stopped thei... Read more...
Early in the morning, when most adolescents his age are in deep slumber, 16-year-old Roshan Singh starts pedalling to a nearby field. A tee and shorts and a pair of worn out shoes is all that he carries to warm up and begin his ‘untrained’ fitness regime. He jogs, skips, runs and stretches durin... Read more...
HYDERABAD: For six years, 17-year-old N Mamatha’s world has been limited to the view from her bed: a kitchen nook and the TV set. Barring one-off visits to her physiotherapist or the church, she never leaves the tiny two bedroom flat in a Saroornagar slum. Mamatha is one of many persons with d... Read more...
Abject poverty has disturbed her childhood true, but never deterred her spirit to excel. She chose to soar in academics and she did. Something, she as a 16-year-old, understands can get back dignity to her family and give them a decent livelihood, maybe few years from now.
Aiming to be a doctor, ... Read more...